Innovia Newsletter, November,  2016


It is hard to believe that the holiday rush is upon us. The year has flown by and next month's newsletter will be  the end of the year! Last year I encouraged everyone to reflect on how blessed we are. Thanksgiving has been a great reminder to do just that. A personal goal is to also prepare for the next month, be sure my focus is right, enjoy family and friends, and remember what Christmas is all about.

On behalf of everyone at Innovia, we want to express our appreciation to our customers: we are grateful for you, for our relationship, and for the trust you place in us. To our partners: thank you for all the time and effort invested in our mutual relationship and success. And to all the Innovia staff: thank you for believing in our mission and values, and embracing them to guide your actions with customers and teammates.


Mark Christie, CEO 
Innovia Consulting

Recent Blog Posts
By The Innovia Team

Many business owners we talk with remember their last NAV upgrade - a long, expensive process they couldn't wait to complete. The good news is that, in recent years, Microsoft's driving force to redevelop NAV has made upgrades easier and less expensive.  Read More

Power BI... We've all heard about it, but not many people know how it works and what it is truly capable of. Yes, Power BI brings data to life by providing interactive data visualizations with self-service business intelligence capabilities. Yes, end users can create reports and dashboards on their own, without having to depend on an IT staff or a database administrator.  Read More

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - The Microsoft Dynamics NAV User Group (NAVUGĀ®) is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural 2016 NAVUG Volunteer Awards for both Users and Partners. These Award recipients were recognized during a ceremony at NAVUG Summit in Tampa, FL, earlier this month.  Read More

Integrating Dynamics CRM with NAV 2016
By Greg Enns, Technical Prospects

Integration is the new buzzword in business. We want every piece of software to talk to each other like we do over our cubicle walls. In NAV 2016, Microsoft built a true integration which can talk to Dynamics CRM as easily as you can talk to your cubemate.  Read More

Giving back, it's what we do

In October, Innovia Consulting attended the NAVUG Summit with a big goal - to give back. We provided all Summit attendees a scratch-off donation card that had an amount for a donation to one of three organizations.  Every card was a winner, with varying amounts. 

During the event, the cards generated the following for each organization:

$357 $238 $173

But we still have much more we'd like to give, so you have the chance to increase these amounts.  

How? Simply click on the button below and ask us to give another $2.50 to one of the three organizations. It's that simple. There's even an opportunity for you to have is double that to $5.

We hope you'll take us up on our offer.  It's only a couple minutes of your time.  

Innovia Team News
Angela Orr, Accountant

We are pleased to announce Angela Orr as one of the newest members of the Innovia family. Angela will be working  with the Accounting Team. 
Angela graduated from Western Technical College in May 2006 with an Associate Degree in Accounting. She has since worked in the Accounting arena for over 10 years and brings a broad spectrum of Accounting skills and knowledge to this position. Angela believes that through great service we can achieve excellence and she has a drive and passion to succeed.

In Angela's spare time she enjoys time with family, which is her main drive and focus.  Some of the key activities Angela's family enjoys are camping, fishing, and hunting. Anything outdoors is really their thing! Angela is very involved in her church group functions and she is also the first one to cheer loud and hard for her children in their extra-curricular activities. 

Jenn Purdy, Application Consultant

We are pleased to announce  Jenn Purdy as one of the newest members of the Innovia family.  Jenn will be working  with the Client Services Team.
Jenn was born in Houston, Texas but moved to South Bend, Indiana when she was little, so the accent didn't stick. Deciding to stay close to home for college, Jenn attended the local Indiana University campus and received her undergrad in both Accounting and Management Information Systems. Jenn was very active both on campus and in the community, serving as President of two collegiate associations, co-organizing multiple events, volunteering, and pledging to Theta Phi Alpha. Since obtaining her undergrad, Jenn worked as a Staff Accountant at two locally-based mid-size companies. 

In addition to staying active in the community, Jenn has also helped found the Leighton Alumni Network for Indiana University South Bend's Leighton School of Business and Economics, where she is President of the Alumni Advisory Board. 

In Jenn's spare time she enjoys reading, hosting game nights with friends, and going on walks with her husband and their Mini Schnauzer, Sprocket (the equivalent of her fuzzy soulmate). Jenn also likes a good adventure, so mini road trips and skydiving are always enjoyable for her!

Lisa Doran, Senior Application Consultant

We are pleased to announce  Lisa Doran as one of the newest members of the Innovia family.  Lisa will be working  with the Client Services Team.
Lisa has been bringing NAV to life since 2001. She began with the product at version 2.01b and has been helping customers achieve their goals with NAV ever since. Lisa's experience includes core financials, manufacturing, warehouse management, ChargeLogic, Lanham Eship, Jet Reports, and a host of other ISV solutions.  Prior to her life in the Dynamics NAV world, Lisa was on the accounting team for several manufacturing, distribution, and service firms in the Midwest, specializing in both financial and cost accounting as well as inventory control.  

Lisa lives in South Bend, Indiana with her two children and husband. She volunteers at the YMCA and her children's school.  


James Strack Brad Franz Jeffrey Pergolski
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Quick Quiz
This Month's Question
Which NAVUG Volunteer Award did two Innovia Consulting empolyees receive?

a. Granite Award

b. Emerald Award

c. Ruby Award

d. Sapphire Award

Submit your answer to . A winner will be drawn from the correct responses to win the Shiny New Gadget.
Last Month's Answer
Which charities is Innovia Consulting donating to during our scratch and win charity event?

a. American Cancer Society

b. Humane Society of the United States


d. All of the above 

Answer: d. All of the above 

Congratulations go to Eduardo Diaz, Minequip Corp, who won the Monogrammed Mug.